Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology: Earinus-Nyx

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Sir William Smith
Taylor and Walton, 1846 - Biography
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Page 59 - Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit, in which he articulates his opposition to the Western filioque, ie, the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son.
Page 316 - In Homer Aides is invariably the name of the god ; but in later times it was transferred to his house, his abode or kingdom, so that it became a name for the nether world.
Page 209 - In his general principles he may be considered as belonging to the Dogmatic sect, for his method was to reduce all his knowledge, as acquired by the observation of facts, to general theoretical principles. These principles he indeed professed to deduce from experience and observation, and we have abundant proofs of his diligence in collecting experience, and his accuracy in making observations. But still, in a certain sense at least, he regards individual facts and the detail of experience as of...
Page 13 - Aeolia, and must have lived in or before the first century after Christ, as an absurd and superstitious remedy is attributed to him by Pliny.
Page 74 - has a completeness which none of the others (not even the fifth) can boast of; and we could almost suspect that Euclid, having arranged his materials in his own mind, and having completely elaborated the tenth book, wrote the preceding books after it, and did not live to revise them thoroughly.
Page 98 - His most celebrated statue was a Paris, which expressed alike the judge of the goddesses, the lover of Helen, and the slayer of Achilles. The very beautiful sitting figure of Paris, in marble, in the Vatican, is, no doubt, a copy of this work.
Page 37 - Epicharmi." The parasite, who forms so conspicuous a character in the plays of the new comedy, is first found in Epicharmus. The formal peculiarities of the dramas of Epicharmus cannot be noticed here at any length. His ordinary metre was the lively Trochaic Tetrameter, but he also used the Iambic and Anapaestic metres. The questions respecting his scenes, number of actors, and chorus, are fully treated in the work of Orysar.
Page 214 - We may, however, observe, his practice is based on two fundamental principles — (1) that disease is something contrary to nature, and is to be overcome by that which is contrary to the disease itself ; and (2) that nature is to be preserved by that which has relation to nature.
Page 104 - He could not bring his philosophical convictions, with regard to the nature of God and his relation to mankind, into harmony with the contents of these legends, nor could he pass over in silence their incongruities. Hence it is that he is driven to the strange necessity of carrying on a sort of polemical discussion with the very materials and subjects of which he had to treat.
Page 126 - A6yos), and one human (Jesus), but with only one aspect, and united not by nature, but by will and affection ; — Eutyches carried his opposition to this system so far as to assert that in Christ there is but one nature, that of the Incarnate Word. The declaration " the word was made flesh " implies, according to Eutyches, that He so took human nature upon Him, that His own nature was not changed. From this it follows that His body is not a mere human body, but a body of God. There can be no doubt...

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